Hunter News 1924 Hunter Herald

Hunter News
1924 Hunter Herald

January 10, 1924

Dedication of New School Building

Considering the condition of the weather, good crowds attended the exercises incident to the dedication of the New Hunter School Building. A Hunter audience is always greatly pleased to hear Mrs. C. E. Peterson. As one of her old pupils remarked the other day, “I like to sit and just look at Mrs. Peterson. Her --- is so attractive and dynamic that I feel encouraged to work a little harder at my own job.” Mrs. Peterson gave some reminiscences of days spent in the old building and many people in the audience squirmed a bit for fear she would tell of their own escapades. County Supt. Caroline Evingson gave us a few well chosen remarks. State Supt. Minnie J. Nielsen dedicated the new building. Her address was directed at the young people but was applicable to older men and women as well. She said that the way to success might be found by spelling it. Taking each letter in order she named virtues that will ensure the winning of success. S-Smile, U-Utilize your spare moments, C-Co-operation, C-Courtesy, E-Effort, S-Spirituality, S-Service. SUCCESS. Dr. John Lee Coulter, Pres. of N. D. A. C. gave us a splendid address in the evening. He reviewed for us the achievements of North Dakota. In the years since the opening of this state for settlement we have acquired by immigration and natural increase an adequate population to develop the resources of the state. A population made up of the best race stocks of the world so that we are assured that our heredity will aid us in our progress. Our people are industrious. This is shown by the best amount of labor accomplished in turning the raw prairies into smoothly cultivated land, fine modern homes, prosperous villages and towns, and a progressive social life. Where did our fathers and grandfathers obtain the wealth to produce this transformation? Out of N. Dakota, North Dakota has paid an hundred fold for the labor expended in her development and will continue so to do. We must keep faith with our state and it will keep faith with us. These pioneer settlers did not expend their energies in a wholly material way. With their increase in wealth they added those fine graces of civilization. She has supported that finest political development of the ages-democratic government. She has encouraged the development of churches so that religious nurture of children might be accomplished. She has developed one of the finest public school systems in America. With these institutions and many the people of North Dakota are ready to advance spiritually, mentally, morally and physically. Dr. Coulter concluded his address with a plea for diversified farming. His reasons for so doing were not sentimental drivel but were based on sound economic truth. After Dr. Coulter's address Mrs. J. B. Cooley of Grand Forks entertained us right royally with a great variety of readings. It is not often that an entertainer has the ability to prove excellence in so wide a range of material. Mrs. Cooley read Scotch, negro, Indian and American dialect selections in costume. A free lunch was served between the afternoon and evening programs. Evereyone present declared themselves well entertained and instructed.

February 8, 1924


A very pretty country wedding was solemnized at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Siegert in Bohnsack township on Monday, January 28th when Miss Ida Siegert became the bride of Mr. Emil Tetzlaff, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gust Tetzlaff, prosperous farmers near Grandin. Promptly at two o'clock the presence of about seventy-five invited guests, the bridal party descended the stairs to the strains of Lohengrin's Wedding march which was played by Miss Dorthea Siegert, sister of the bride. The bridal party took their places beneath an archway made of greens and roses which was placed before the bay window in the sitting room. Rev. Schumm pronounced the wedding vows and used the double ring ceremony. The bride wore a gown of white canton crepe, trimmed in gold lace, and a long white net veil. She carried a large bouquet of pink carnation and ferns. Her attendants were her sister Miss Johanna Siegert, who wore a gown of pale green crepe de chine, and Miss Regina Tetzlaff, whose attire was yellow georgette crepe. The groom was attired in the customary dark blue suit and was attended by his brother, Erick Tetzlaff and Edgar Siegert, brother of the bride. After the ceremony a sumptuous dinner was served by young ladies who were relatives and close friends of the bride. The out of town guests were: Mrs. Eddie Tetzlaff, sister of the groom and Mr. Leo Tetzlaff, Berlin, N. D.; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Woitte, Elnora Burt and Arthur Shields, Reyonlds; Miss Margaret Steffins, Fargo; Miss Frances Topp, Motley, Minn.; Misses Dorthea Siegert and Emma Rasmussen, Valley City; Hellen, Hilda and Emil Sydow, Mayville; and Miss Emma Jahnke and Willard Schwalbe of Hillsboro. The bride's chosen colors were white, pale green and yellow and this color scheme was prettily carried out by crepe paper decorations throughout the house. These young people are well known in their community to be very estimable young people and they have the heartiest congratulations from the many Herald readers.

February 15, 1924

Notice to Bidders

Sealed proposals will be received by C. M. Sorenson, Clerk for and in behalf of the Board of Education of the Hunter High School, Hunter, No. Dakota, county of Cass at his office in said village of Hunter, N. Dakota, up to the hour two p.m. on Monday March 3, 1924, for the sale of the old frame high school building located in the rear of the new brick High School. The building has a concrete basement in which is located a steam heating plant. The first and second stories have maple floors and fir finish throughout. The main part of the building has a high attic. The approximate size of the building is as follows: Main part is 72 ft. X 44 ft., two stories and basement. The addition to the rear of main part is 44 ft. 6 in. X 36 ft. 6 in. and two story and basement. An addition 32 ft. X 36 ft., one story and basement is connected to the side of main part by 37 ft. 6 in. X 10 ft. 2 in. one story and basement corridor. It is the intention of the Board of Education to sell the entire building as it now stands, including everything in it such as steam heating plant, plumbing, Etc. The Board requests that all those bidding, investigate the building completely to their own satisfaction as the Board will assume no responsibilities in the representation of said building to the bidder.
BID NO. 1. For the entire building as it now stands.
BID NO. 2. The entire building less the 32 ft. X 36 ft. one story and basement at the side of main building.
BID NO. 3. For the 32 ft. X 36 ft. one story and basement.
Bids to be considered in all cases to be accompanied by a bidder's bond or a certified check for 5 per cent of the amount of bid, made payable to the order of the Treasurer of the Board of Education. The right is reserved by the Board to accept or reject any and all proposals. Done by the order of the Board of Education, Hunter, N. Dakota. Joseph E. Russell, Archt.
Fargo, N. Dak. C. M. Sorenson, Clerk; A. M. Peterson, Pres.

February 22, 1924

Laid to Rest

Word reached here on Saturday, February 16, 1924, from Fargo, that Mrs. H. P. Krag, who used to live here, but recently of Kensal, this state, had passed away.
Mrs. Krag came to the U. S. A. from Denmark in 1893. She was married in the year 1899 to H. P. Krag, and lived in Hunter until 1917, when she with her husband and two children moved to Kensal, where they made their home, and where her folks now reside. The remains reached here on Monday forenoon and the funeral services were held from the Presbyterian church, with Rev. Colvin of Ayr, officiating. The remains were laid to rest in the Hunter cemetery, by a host of friends and her relatives. She leaves to mourn her demise a devoted husband, a son Edward and daughter Eleanor, 3 brothers, Peter and Otto Larsen, of Hunter, and Emil Larsen, a mother and sister all three now in Denmark. There was a large gathering of friends at the funeral and the floral tribute was beautiful. The sympathy of the community is extended to the bereaved in this their sad hour of mourning.

April 24, 1924

Laid to Rest

Charles Freeman Bayard was born in Lake City, Minnesota, September, 1859, the only child of Captain Charles Bayard of Wisconsin. He lost his mother when an infant and his father at twelve years and was raised by relatives. He came to Cass County in 1882, over forty years ago and has farmed almost continuously in this county. He was married to Miss Annie Burgum in May, thirty eight years ago, in Casselton. Nine children were born to them, eight of whom are living, one son by the name of Myron died in infancy and was buried in Hunter thirty four years ago. The children living who are all present are Ceil Bayard of Bradley, S. Dak., Mrs. Emil Boettcher of New England, N. D., Mrs. Leonard Tooberman of Bradley, S. Dak., Mrs. Paul Zemple of New England, N. D., Mrs. Wilford Grant of Page, N. D., Miss Annie Bayard who is teaching at Hettinger, N. D., Miss Addie Bayard, who is teaching at New England, N. Dak., and Miss Bernice Bayard of the University of N. D. They moved to Bradley, S. D. a month ago where his son Ceil purchased a transfer business. He was operated on for rupture at the hospital at Webster City, S. D. Saturday afternoon and passed away at six o'clock. He was a member of the Masonic lodge and the Modern Woodmen of Hunter, N. Dak. Free Bayard as he was called by hosts of friends was a man of engaging personality with a faculty of making and keeping friends, generous and kind hearted, ever ready to help in distress. He had indomitable courage and spirit and met every vicissitude with a smile. A serious operation, six years ago, impaired is splendid constitution and left him in a precarious condition, but no bodily illness altered that sunny disposition that faced suffering and death with dauntless courage. His loss will be keenly felt in his home circle where he was so beloved as well as by a large circle of friends who came from far and near to pay their last respects to the departed brother.

August 7, 1924

Bad Hail Storm

On Saturday night a hail storm hit south of Arthur and did considerable damage to crops. On Monday night it hit south of Hunter. The damage done extended a little over a mile wide. The storm started near Kensal and took an eastern direction until it hit the Red River. A large area was partially destroyed and some entirely. The worst of the storm passed within a few miles south of Hunter. Another storm did considerable damage north of here going through by Galesburg on through to Grandin and east. The loss was only partially covered by insurance.

September 25, 1924

Gone to Rest

This community was shocked on Friday morning, when it was learned that little Lyle, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Rutten, had died that night. He had been ill but a few days, but all that could be done for him by loving parents and kindly physician, were in vain, and the little eyes closed in everlasting sleep. He was the only child and was a great comfort to his parents. He was very much thought of by all who knew him. But the ways of the All Mighty are, in some ways, not always our ways. And the little one was returned to his Maker. Thus over a happy home the shadow of a little grave has fallen; and, as Mother has said, it is wonderful how long a shadow a little grave can throw. He seemed to be a power of paradise permitted to bloom for a brief season by their side, then recalled to its nature skies, leaving the earth road for them lonely and dark indeed. And when the messenger came from the unseen lands to claim the darling as his own: He only crossed his little hands, He only looked more meek and fair, We parted back his silken hair, We wove the roses round his brow, White buds, the summer's drifted snow, Wrapt him from head to foot in flowers, And thus he went out of this world of ours. In the presence of such a sorrow, how cold and impotent are words and how doubly deep would be the grief over the grave did not the rainbow of Hope span the dark gulf between time and eternity, and such pure, bright lives inspire the belief that there is a better world beyond, where filled from the corroding cares of earth, the good and true are re-united after "life's fitful fever.” We, too, shall come to the river-side, One by one; We are nearer its waters each eventide, One by one. We can hear the roar and the dash of the stream, Ever and again through our life's deep dream; Sometimes the waves all the banks o'erflow, Sometimes in bright ripples the small waves go, One by one. Funeral services were held on Saturday morning and that night the remains were shipped to Devils Lake where loving hands prepared and laid him in his last resting place. The sympathy of the community is extended to the parents in this their darkest hour of deep sorrow and sadness.

October 9, 1924

Postmaster Leaves

>P?Postmaster W. P. Osborne and family left Saturday morning with their Ford and will drive through to Racine, Wisconsin, where Mrs. Osborne stops over with her uncle, Mr. Carl Johnson, and Mr. Osborne will go on to Chicago, Ill. to be at the National League of District Postmasters Oct. 8 and 9., he being the state Secretary of N. D. and also delegate, they will be gone about 10 days, returning about the 15th of October. Geo. W. Osborne will take care of the Post Office while W. P. Osborne is away.


Dr. J. W. Hansen, our local Dentist is now having his office all redecorated and remodeled. He is now permanently located here, and is ready to do all kinds of dental work, so when in need of any such work drop in and see, Doctor Hansen, Dentist, Hunter, N. D.

October 16, 1924

P. J. Botten, Erie merchant, was a business caller here Wednesday.

October 23, 1924

Local Buyer Gets Twelve Cars of Spuds

O. M. Johnson, buyer at the local potato warehouse reports that he has purchased about twelve cars of potatoes so far this fall. With the market at the lowest ebb in several years, the price being 35 cents per hundred on Tuesday, the number of potatoes brought to market is somewhat surprising. Many of the farmers have their own help, which enables them to trade their spuds for cash, without having to pay it all out for help. The potatoes are of splendid quality.

October 30, 1924

Vic Morrison Robbed and Beaten by Employee Who Makes Get-away in Victim's Car

Vic Morrison, proprietor of the Morrison garage of this city was the victim of one of the most fiendish prices of skull duggery in the annals of cremedom, when after being called from his car late Wednesday evening, presumably to answer an inquiry in connection with some matter of business at the garage, he was attacked by Frank Faulkner, an employee, and after being beaten into submission with some heavy weapon, he was robbed of about $190 and left helpless on the street. At about ten o'clock in the evening, and while nearly everyone in the city was attending the movies at the high school auditorium, Mr. Morrison was on his way down town from his home, about two blocks from his place of business. He was driving his Ford coupe. When he had reached the I. O. O. F. building he was motioned to stop by Faulkner, who apparently had some query to make in connection with the garage business. Mr. Morrison got out of his car to see what Faulkner wanted. As he approached he was met by Faulkner, who slugged him across the head with some weapon, probably a “Jack.” He then took Morrison's wallet containing some $190 and getting into the car drove away. He took his wife and small daughter with him. Constable Mel Ostrander was at once notified and the sheriff at Fargo was at once got in touch with. Deputy sheriff Manners of Casselton came to Hunter early this morning and got busy on the case. The sheriff's office has notified sheriff offices in every part of the state to be on the lookout for him and it is thought he will be apprehended soon. Faulkner has been employed by Morrison for the past month. Indications are that the robbery and getaway was pre-arranged. This is not the first time he has “pulled something” and he is at present under bonds to appear in district court this fall. Wisconsin Pastor Accepts Call from Presbyterians The trustees of the Hunter Presbyterian church received word early this week that Rev. Black of Baldwin, Wis. had accepted the call tendered to him to fill the pulpit of the local church and that he would be here early in November to take up his work. He will conduct the first services the second Sunday in November, November 9, at 11:30 a. m. Besides the Hunter charge he will also have the congregation of Galesburg and Clifford to serve.

November 6, 1924

Many Injured when Passenger Train is Derailed at Gardner
No one killed and only one or two seriously hurt as 125 passengers were hurled into a writhing mass against the ceilings of three coaches piled along the right of way and three more were derailed when eastbound Great Northern passenger train No. 4 left the track near Gardner, Saturday. The Accident happened at 2:15 p. m. when the last seven cars of the eastbound passenger train No. 4 were sent flying from the track by a crystallized rail which broke and spread. Steel coaches prevented a big death list. Three rear coaches of the seven cars derailed remained more or less upright. Wrecking crews from Grand Forks and Breckenridge, working without pause through the night restored the right of way, hauled off the derailed cars, repaired the track and had trains running past the wrecked coaches by 6 a. m. Sunday-less than 16 hours after the accident occurred. Only two trains had to be re-routed because of the accident. One was eastbound No. 10, due into Fargo at 8:20 Saturday which went to Larimore and arrived over the Mayville line at 9:20. The other was eastbound No. 30, due in Fargo at 11:25 which was routed through Crookston and Barnesville. The engine and two baggage cars passed over the broken rail safely and it was the third baggage car that left the track. It was turned partly over and the smoker and two day coaches behind it reduced the track and four foot embankment on which it runs into a ditch lined with splintered ties and bent rails and then went over on their sides. Behind these the tourist sleeper, dining car and Pullman left the track but remained nearly upright.

Broke Way Out

Passengers and crew members broke their way out of the upset coaches and helped out the injured leaving by the way of the windows on the top side-the left side as the train went off the right or west side of the track and turned over in that direction. A hurryup call for help was sent to St. John's hospital at Fargo to make ready to care for the injured. The two baggage cars on the track were turned into hospital cars and the more seriously hurt who were rushed to town in these and met by ambulances which took them to the hospital. Meanwhile the special from Grand Forks, which had passed safely over the broken rail several hours before, loaded with hundreds of university rooters, was sent out to bring in a few of the more slightly hurt and the remainder of the 250 passengers on No. 4. The football special returned to Grand Forks at about 10:20 by way of Crookston.

Hospital was Busy
Six Fargo physicians and surgeons, the night force of 14 nurses and several special nurses who volunteered for the work were added to the regular force of 36 nurses on duty at St. John's hospital before the injured began to arrive in the city at about 5 p.m. The more seriously injured were placed in beds at once. Others were sent to the operating rooms, where their injuries were dressed. Within an hour many of the slightly wounded had already been discharged and shortly afterwards 40 persons who had been sent to the hospital had been cared for. Nineteen persons were still in the hospital Monday, but two were to be discharged during the day. News of the wreck soon reached Hunter and a large number motored to the scene. A great many also went over Sunday.

November 6, 1924

Casselton Man killed when Freight Hits Truck at Crossing

Clarence McKay, of Casselton, was instantly killed and his wife, a small son, and his stepfather are in a Fargo hospital with serious injuries received when the International truck in which they were riding was struck by an eastbound Northern Pacific freight at a railroad crossing at Casselton at 3:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon. There were five passengers in the truck: Mr. and Mrs. McKay; a son, Kenneth, two and one-half years old; a baby one year old; and Mr. McKay's stepfather, J. P. Barnes of Wheatland. They were enroute to Wheatland to take Mr. Barnes home at the time of the accident. They were near the electric light plant in Casselton and the noise made by the steam from the plant made it impossible to hear the oncoming freight. There were two trains coming, one from the east and one from the west. A large wood pile near the tracks obstructed their view of the eastbound one. According to reports, Mr. McKay had just started to cross the tracks, after waiting for the westbound stocktrain to pass, when the eastbound train hit the truck. The body of the truck was knocked about 20 feet and the chassis with Mrs. McKay and the baby were carried about 600 feet. Mr. Barnes and the boy were thrown out. He was 28 years old, born in Casselton, and had spent nearly all of his life there. He is well known in Hunter. Funeral services were held at 2 p. m. Monday from the K. P. hall of Casselton. The Knights of Pythias had charge of the funeral. Burial made in Casselton. Mr. McKay was instantly killed. The others were taken to the home of James Costello and brought to Fargo to the hospital on the No. 8 that night. Mrs. McKay has a fractured right leg and several bruises on her face and body. Mr. Barnes has a fractured left hip, a badly bruised head and several body bruises. Kenneth has a broken jaw and several bad body bruises. The baby was the only one that escaped serious injury. She received a few slight scratches but was not taken to the hospital.

November 20, 1924

Twenty Years Ago

Taken from the issue of the Herald for November 17, 1904
The name of J. B. McArthur appeared on the masthead as publisher and Ed. Mitchell was listed as editor and manager. The Herald of that date carried the following professional cards; J. O'Connor, veterinary surgeon; J. F. Smith, collections; Barber and Wergin, undertakers; Occidental Hotel, B. F. Osborne, proprietor; Dr. W. F. Baillie, physician and surgeon. Advertisements were underwritten by the following: Peoples Security Bank of Casselton, Hunter Exchange Livery, Adams and Swartwood, proprietors; C. R. Hamilton, druggist, Ostrander and Sorenson, meat market; Farmers and Merchants Bank, Barber and Wergin, general merchandise; -- & Co. (half page ad), E. C.----, The Post Office Store, W. H. R---, Proprietor; First National Bank, M. I. Eaman, meat shop; The Corner Store, J. G. Knudtson, proprietor. In the world news we find the following: Theodore Roosevelt had just been elected to the presidency by an overwhelming majority, Japanese Russian war was on; news dispatches told of the death of General Kuroki, famous Japanese general. He was struck by a shell. Japs were fighting desperately to the Port Arthur.

Among the local we find the following.November 27, 1924

Founder of Herald Now Heads Prominent Publishing Co.
Many people of this vicinity will remember R. T. Porte, who was the founder of the Hunter Herald, and who now lives at Salt Lake City, Utah, as president of the Porte Publishing Co.
To printers the name of Porte has a great significance for he is the founder of the Franklin price list, which is used by printers in every part of the world, as a basis for securing just the fair prices for printing. Mr. Porte now occupies a very high position among the many engaged in the printing trade. The present Herald editor recently made application for the Franklin price list and we received the following letter from Mr. Porte in reply: Mr. H. G. Burrill, Editor
The Hunter Herald
Hunter, North Dakota.

Dear Mr. Burrill:
I do not know whether you are aware of the fact or not, but the writer established the Hunter Herald something like thirty years ago. If you have the first copies of the Hunter Herald in your files, you will notice that the writer, then a boy of eighteen, conducted the paper. I am sure a number of the old timers there will remember me, especially my good old friend Knudtson, Gale and others. I intended to visit North Dakota this fall but found it impossible to do so. This spring, however, I am certain to be there and I will drop up to Hunter to see you. I might also say that my first wife is buried in the cemetery at Hunter and my daughter is living in Casselton. It had always been a regret to me that the proprietor of my old paper was not a FRANKLIN PRINTER. I welcome you as a FRANKLIN PRINTER more than I can tell you in a letter and I hope you will be with us for many years. I assure you I shall always be glad to hear from you. I intended to write your predecessor to send me the Herald but I neglected to do so. Now I wish you would put my name on your mailing list. Send me a bill and I'll be glad to mail my check, but I want to get the Hunter Herald to keep in touch with my old home town. Very cordially yours, R. T. Porte, President.

Herald to Have Four Page Funny Section
The Herald is getting quite metropolitan. Just think, next week, we are coming out with a four page comic section, which will be a permanent feature of the Herald, if the readers seem to like it. Our comic section is to no ship shod affair but an honest to goodness funny section, just like you get in the city Sunday papers. Each week you will follow Slim Jim and the Force, Terry and tacks, Doings of the Van Loons and the Kelly Kids. If you do not already take the Herald, better get on the band wagon. If you already take the paper, spread the good word among your neighbors and friends.

Fire Destroys Building, Holes Farm

Fire completely destroyed the frame structure used as a living quarters for the hired help, on the Holes farm, east of the city Tuesday. Before the flames were noticed, they had gained such headway that there was no hope of saving the building. In order to keep the fire from spreading to the other buildings, the Hunter fire department was called. One of the chemical engines and hand chemicals were at once rushed to the scene, with the result that the fire was confined to the bunk house. The building was a complete loss, including also personal belongings of the men. The loss was partially covered by insurance. Mr. Holes showed his gratitude for the firemen's service by giving them $20. The boys are very grateful to Mr. Holes. Twenty Years Ago

Taken from the Herald of November 24, 1904.

C. A. Tubbs of Galesburg visited with his family on Sunday.Gardner Pioneer dies at Home in Fargo

George Pratt, 73, Cass county pioneer who came to this state from Ontario, Can., and homesteaded near Gardner in 1880, died at his home, 1133 Third st. N. Fargo, about 5 p. m. yesterday of heart disease after an illness of eight weeks. Mr. Pratt had been confined to his bed for the past four weeks. A native on Ontario, where he was born March 28, 1851, the son of James and Ann Pratt, both natives of Ireland, who had moved to Canada before his birth, he received his education in Ontario and remained there for several years after attaining his majority. He married Miss Mathilda Dempsey on Dec. 3, 1873. In 1880 Mr. Pratt came to the United States preempting 160b acres of land in Noble township of Cass county on the Red river. He later changed the claim to a homestead. Two years after his arrival in this state, his father and mother came down from Ontario. From March until July of their first year here Mr. Pratt and his wife lived in the barn while he erected a small frame house. Mr. Pratt's holdings gradually increased until he owned 1,760 acres of land. He has since given each of his sons 320 acres and each of his daughters a quarter section. At the time of his death he was interested in the Farmers Elevator company of Gardner and in the Farmers Co-operative store in Gardner, although he has been actively retired from business for some time. Mr. Pratt was a stalwart Republican and had always taken an active interest in public affairs. He is a member of the Modern Woodmen of American and belongs to the Wesley and Methodist church. He came to this state on the first special train that went as far as Fargo. On Dec. 3, last, Mr. and Mrs. Pratt celebrated their golden wedding anniversary at an informal gathering of the immediate members of the family at the Pratt home. Surviving are three sons, Rob, John and Will of Gardner; three daughters, Mrs. Maggie Rintoul and Mrs. Arthur Fisher of Fargo, and Mrs. Harry Peck, Orion, Alberta, Can.; sisters Mrs. James McDowell, Fargo, Mrs. Rebecca Lyons, Los Angeles; three brothers, R. J. Pratt, J. W. Pratt, Fargo and Ed. Pratt, Seattle. Mr. Pratt had 15 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

December 4, 1924

Hamilton's Gift Shop
Z. F. Hamilton is receiving many compliments upon the artistically designed and beautifully arranged gift shop he has constructed in his drug store. It is so arranged that it makes a little room complete in itself, with shelves on three sides and the front left open for the entrance. The little shop is enameled in white with a covering over the top of white and black crepe paper. On the shelves are suggestions for Christmas gifts. In looking it over, we were reminded of looking through a sample book at the store, in buying a suit of clothes. If you are at a loss as to what to buy for a gift for so and so, spend a few minutes in Hamilton's gift shop and we are sure you'll get a hunch.

December 18, 1924

Grandin Pioneer Died Sunday

Joseph B. Akesson, 68, of Grandin, one of the early settlers of North Dakota and who is well known to Hunter people, died in a Fargo hospital at 10 a. m. Sunday following an illness there of four weeks. He was taken ill with kidney disease about a week before entering the hospital.
Mr. Akesson was born in Sweden, May 26, 1856. He came to the United States when he was 16 years old and settled in Minnesota where he resided for 6 years. In 1878 he came to North Dakota. During the first two years in the state he was engineer of a steamboat on the Red River between Fargo and Grand Forks. In 1881 he filed on a homestead near what is now Grandin. He was very active in lodge work. In 1896 he became a member of Hillsboro lodge No. 10 A. F. and A. M., and in 1897 became a member of the Scottish Rite bodies and El Zagal temple of the Shrine. He was also one of the leaders in the Republican party in the country. In 1909 he was elected representative to the state legislature from his district, holding the office two terms. He leaves his wife, three children, Norman F., Barbara 8, and Joseph - 5, at Grandin, and three brothers and two sisters living in Sweden. Funeral services were held at 1:30 a. m. Thursday (today) from the Presbyterian church of Grandin with Rev. J. W. Hewey officiating. Burial was made at Hunter.

December 25, 1924

Mrs. Isackson of Page Dies in Minneapolis

Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m., Sunday from the Pontoppidon Lutheran church in Fargo for Mrs. O. M. Isackson of Page, formerly of Fargo, who died in a Minneapolis hospital Wednesday of cancer. She has been in Minneapolis for some time.
Mrs. Isackson was formerly Miss Eva Fossum, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. Fossum, of Fargo. She was born in Fargo and spent most of her life there until her marriage in 1920.
She leaves her husband and one son Raymond, age 3; her parents; three brothers, Clifford, Oscar and Einar; and a sister, Hulda, all of Fargo.
Mr. Isackson is manager of the Page Pharmacy.
Rev. H. J. Urdahl officiated at the funeral and burial was made in Riverside cemetery.

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